Bernard Srour

About Bernard Srour

Dr Bernard Srour in an epidemiologist at the Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team (EREN), in Bobigny (Paris area), a team of the French national institute of health and medical research (Inserm). He is the coordinator of the French Network for Nutrition and Cancer Research (NACRe Network). After obtaining his doctorate of pharmacy, Dr Srour pursued a Masters degree in Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of Bordeaux, and a PhD in Epidemiology at the Sorbonne Paris Nord University. He worked as a scientist at the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. His research topics cover the prevention (primary and tertiary) of chronic diseases, especially cancer, with nutrition and lifestyle behaviors. He also investigates how ageing biomarkers impact chronic diseases risk and life expectancy. Dr Srour has identified for the first time, using data from the NutriNet-Santé data, associations between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and cancer, cardiovascular diseases and type-2 diabetes, beyond the nutrition quality of the food products. He is a regular reviewer for several prestigious scientific journals, and serves as expert for the French National Cancer Institute. In 2020, he was awarded a Young Scientific Prize from the Fondation Bettencourt-Schueller.